Opening May 23rd The RHA Annual Exhibition 

- Experiment into the right angle necessary to create a gentle upturn of spirits, 60x80x4cm acrylic on board 2022



May 202
I am very grateful to Fingal County Council for a bursary to do a piece of research into 17th century Recipe books.







April 30th 2022
The Mayo Day Art Exhibition, in the windows of Main and Castle St, Castlebar, reflecting on the theme ‘People and Places of Mayo’ curated by acclaimed artist and native of Mayo, Joanna Hopkins includes this and other pieces. 
I was listening to the pauses
91.5x71.5cm acrylic on canvas, 2021
        





March 2022. Mayo County Council have awarded me a bursary to develop this piece of work further.

THANK YOU! 



















The new Mayo Hospice in Castlebar has accepted this work for its Day room.
Internalum (xi). I hope it has a positive impact on somebodys day.

to donate: 
https://www.hospice.ie/donations/donate-online/






2022
book launch 
instgram interview



Look, Look, Look, Look, Look Again: Buddhist Wisdom Reflected in 26 Artists.

by  Kevin Thomas Townley Jr. (Author) 

ASIN : B09QD1FTCT Publisher‏:‎Lionheart Press, a division of the Open Heart Project, co-founded by Susan Piver and Crystal Gandrud.Publication date:‎February 21, 2022. Language :‎ English



2021/22

That these years works are a product of all that has come before can be said of every year. But in these few years ALL that I have been concerned with, all strings, strands, threads, wonderings, obsessions are coming together in one handful.
Some time soon, likely not this year, the product of this work will become evident.


I am conducting research into the effect that proximity to abstract art can have on the human body so as to interrogate its possible direct usefulness as a healing object.

The benefit of art to emotional well-being and, as an extension, physical health is well documented and this is reflected in society - in everything from popular culture to public health policy.



I want to suggest that proximity to a work of abstract art can have a transformative effect and act as an object of healing for the viewer beyond the level that is generally accepted.



I am investigating as an artist/maker/researcher the direct impact substances such as light, colour, form and movement have on the body and mind. I will design then conduct experiments to see if works of art can be made to address specific ailments, predispositions or mental obfuscations.

In 2020 I was awarded an Arts Council Bursary which has enabled me to do this work.